(Photo Credit: Denzel 197 by Chris Bucher)

The Center for Fine Art Photography is looking for youth from Fort Collins and surrounding areas, aged 13 to 18, to submit portrait photographs for our upcoming exhibition titled, The Face of Fort Collins. We are also looking for youth to participate in the Center’s two-week intensive workshop in July!

The two-week intensive will be taught by professional local photographers who will show the selected students how to apply and demonstrate standards of photographic practice including composition, color, black-and-white, and various elements and principles of design. This opportunity gives students real life experience that is applicable to future photography classes, skills needed in jobs/careers, inter and intra-personal skills, and a deeper connection to their local community. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in photography and engaging with other youth and the community to create photographic portraits.

The program will culminate with three exhibitions of the students’ work: a gallery exhibition at the Center, large scale banners, and projected images in Old Town during the Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, August 20-22, 2010.

NOTE: ALL 13 to 18 year olds from Fort Collins and surrounding areas are eligible to submit portrait photographs for The Face of Fort Collins exhibition. Students do not have to participate in the two-week intensive to submit work for the exhibtion. To submit, please follow the directions in The Face of Fort Collins call for entries on our website: http://www.c4fap.org


All interested participants should fill out the application and submit images to the Center no later than Friday, May 7th, 2010.

A selection committee—comprised of Hamidah Glasgow, the Center’s Executive Director, and local photography teachers Jennifer Martin, Rick Ney, and Cree Bol—will announce the chosen participants on Wednesday, May 21, 2010.

The two-week intensive will take place 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 12-16 and 19-23, 2010.

The South Gallery Exhibition will be on display from August 6 to September 18, 2010 and the Public / Artists’
Reception will be held on August 14, 2010 from 2-5 pm.

Website: http://www.c4fap.org
Email: exhibitions@c4fap.org
Phone: 970.224.1010

The Face of Fort Collins program is made possible by a grant from the Bohemian Foundation.